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Victims of Crime

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According to data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), after rising from 1.1 million in 2015 to 1.4 million in 2018, the number of persons who were victims of violent crime excluding simple assault dropped to 1.2 million in 2019The rate of violent crime excluding simple assault declined 15% from 2018 to 2019.  (Source:  Bureau of Justice Statistics, Criminal Victimization, 2019, September 2020).

OJP’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is committed to enhancing the Nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime.  Learn more and access resources below.


Programs & Initiatives

Following are examples of programs and initiatives from OJP and the OJP program offices related to this topic:

Also see the Victims & Victimization page on the CrimeSolutions website for ratings of related programs and practices. And, visit the Victims section of the Bureau of Justice Statistics website for data.

Training & Technical Assistance

Visit the following sites to learn about training and technical assistance services from and supported by OJP program offices:

Additional Resources

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Frequently Asked Questions

Date Modified: July 01, 2021
Date Created: August 31, 2020